Friday, May 26, 2017

Slideshow, etc. of May 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is the link to the static (frozen animations) slideshow.

Since this month's presentation had loads of animations in it, here is a link to a video version of the slideshow that rushes past most everything, but plays the animations at their proper speed.

And here is a link to a tutorial for building a simple voice memo recorder with Workflow.

Finally, if you go to the iOS App Store looking for Workflow, you want the one with the colorful pixel "W" icon. If you land on the one with its description in Dutch, that's the wrong one.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Outline of May 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Clips 1.0.1
May 03 '17
iOS Universal Photography
What's New
• Tap on Live Title text while playing or paused to edit it
• When sharing to a contact with multiple messaging addresses, Clips suggests the address used most frequently
• Improved stability and reliability when recording video clips and sharing videos that contain certain posters
Workflow 1.7.4
May 08 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
Workflow 1.7.4 includes bug fixes and restores the Pocket and Google Chrome actions. You can also now add music to your Up Next queue with updated Apple Music actions.
More Improvements
Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location
The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved
Fixed getting prices for books in Search iTunes Store
Fixed making archives with special characters in the filename on iOS 10.3 and later
Fixed an issue where workflow glyphs in the Today Widget may be stretched and cut off
Fixed an issue where latitude and longitude may be formatted incorrectly in international locales
Fixed an issue where .wflow files may fail to open on iOS 10.3 and later
Fixed an issue where improperly formatted URLs from Pinboard could cause Workflow to crash
Fixed an issue where booleans may not update when their value is changed inside dictionary fields
Fixed an issue where handing off clipboard content from the Today Widget or Action Extension may throw a “The file Clipboard could not be opened” error
Fixed an issue that could cause Workflow to crash on launch
Other bug fixes and minor additions
Apple Support 1.1
May 09 '17
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
• Schedule repairs at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.
• Make Genius Bar reservations at Apple Stores in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
• Filter locations by mobile carrier.
• Simplified authentication process.
• Supports iOS 10 rich notifications for chat.
• Bug fixes and improvements.
iOS 10.3.2
iOS 10.3.2 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.
Post Date: May 15, 2017
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update
The macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update:
Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones
Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates
Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp
 
 
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT207706 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Post Date: May 15, 2017
File Size: 2.15 GB
macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Security Update 2017-002 (Yosemite)
Security Update 2017-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
 
Post Date: May 15, 2017
File Size: 421.1 MB
 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Security Update 2017-002 (El Capitan)
Security Update 2017-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
 
Post Date: May 15, 2017
File Size: 710.6 MB
 OS X El Capitan 10.11
Safari 10.1.1
contains security improvements.
watchOS 3.2.2
includes improvements and bug fixes.
tvOS 10.2.1 
provides bug fixes and other enhancements to the fourth-generation Apple TV.
iTunes 12.6.1
This update includes minor app and performance improvements.
Post Date: May 15, 2017
400MB of available disk space
iCloud Music Library, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
iMovie 10.1.6
May 25 '17
Mac OS Video
What's New
• Improves stability when updating libraries created with earlier versions of iMovie
• Addresses an issue which could lower the volume of clips after transitions
The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Workflow
Clips: The Missing Manual
Pop Dot Comics
Q&A, General Discussion


Sunday, May 21, 2017

NCC-Mac May 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, May 25, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's we have brief walkthroughs of two recently updated iOS apps.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Clips: The Missing Manual

It turns out that Clips is a pretty amazing app. Too bad some of its best features are hidden. This article would have been a big help if it had come out before I recorded my live demo of the app.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

NCC-Mac April 2017 Virtual Meeting





Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
iOS 10.3.1
iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.
 For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Apr 3, 2017

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Xcode 8.3.1
Mac OS Developer Tools
Apr 06 '17

What's New
Xcode 8.3.1 includes Swift 3.1 and SDKs for iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12
Xcode 8.3.1 fixes an issue that could produce app archives that were larger than necessary
Clips 1.0
iOS Universal Photography
New App: Free, v1.0
Apr 06 '17

Clips is a new app for making fun videos to share with friends, family, and the world. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with animated text, graphics and emoji, music, and more. 

Videos made easy
• Clips lets you create videos in real time using simple controls — no timeline, tracks, or complicated editing tools
• Shoot live video and photos or add them from your library
• Easily mute audio, adjust the length of your clips, and reorder them
• Clips looks and works great on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Live Titles
• Create animated titles and captions using just your voice
• Captions are generated automatically as you speak and match the timing of your voiceover
• Mix and match different styles throughout your video
• Tap your title to adjust text and punctuation or add inline emoji 

Fun effects
• Give your photos and video clips a comic book look with color and black & white filters
• Drop in animated speech bubbles, arrows, and banners
• Add emoji on top of any photo or video clip
• Use full-screen posters with animated backgrounds and customizable text to help tell your story
• Drag and pinch while recording to add smooth pan and zoom animations to your photos and videos
• Add a music track from your library or use built-in soundtracks that automatically adjust to the length of your video

Smart sharing
• Clips suggests people to share with based on who is in your video and whom you share with most often
• Tap a person in the share sheet to instantly send your video via Messages
• Send directly to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other popular social media sites
iMovie 10.1.5
Mac OS Video
Apr 13 '17

What's New
• Fixes an issue which could add a red tint to video imported from some camcorders
• Addresses an issue which prevented some videos shot on iPhone from appearing in the import window
• Improves performance and stability
Xcode 8.3.2
Mac OS Developer Tools
Apr 18 '17

What's New
Xcode 8.3.2 includes Swift 3.1 and SDKs for iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12

Xcode 8.3.2 improves performance and fixes several critical bugs, including:

• Swift projects using whole-module optimization now build faster on multi-core Macs
• Swift migrator now applies all applicable Fix-it conversions
• Fixed an issue that could prevent iOS playgrounds from supporting interactivity on non-Retina displays
• Fixed a compile failure when building valid C++ code involving a nested struct, enum, or lambda
• Fixed an issue where the debug console would not show output until a new line was printed
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
Pages 3.1.1
iOS Universal Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 3.1.1
iOS Universal Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 3.1.1
iOS Universal Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update adds a number keyboard for iPad, reduces the need to switch keyboards while entering data, and includes other usability improvements.
Pages 6.1.1
Mac OS Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 4.1.1
Mac OS Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 7.1.1
Mac OS Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
April 27 (or thereabouts) Virtual Meeting
Mac Pro
Clips
Q&A, General Discussion


Sunday, April 23, 2017

NCC-Mac April 2017 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

For those who didn't get the memo, there is NOT going to be an April NCC-Mac meeting. I'm playing hooky that day to attend a weather forecasting talk in Gold Beach.

Don't despair. I'm preparing a "virtual meeting" that should appear on the blog around the time of the usual Thursday meeting. Stay tuned.

The next "real" NCC-Mac meeting is scheduled for May 25, the last Thursday in May.

Thursday, March 30, 2017